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Three Good Reasons to Start Prepping for the GRE

Posted on Jun 1, 2020 5:15:00 AM

All three reasons share one key element, time.

Reason #1: There are two upcoming GREs in the near future. 

The next two test dates are September 12th and October 17th. Students who miss those administrations – or sit for them but don’t do well (possibly due to lack of proper preparation) will have plenty of time to work on practice test questions, and sit for full simulations, which we can provide, in order to learn where you most need to improve. Identifying your weaknesses is critical to improvement; both learning and improvement work take time.

Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, College Counseling, Coronavirus, College Tips, GRE

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Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, College Counseling, Coronavirus, College Tips, GRE

New Intel on the SAT and ACT

Posted on Apr 18, 2020 2:55:04 PM

The College Board just postponed the June SAT, and also announced that it will offer one test every month from August to December, and that it will increase testing capacity for those tests dates. Priority registration will be offered to juniors who don’t yet have an SAT score and for those who previously registered for the June administration. It will also offer school-day testing in the fall and likely explore a test-at-home option similar to the upcoming AP exams.

Topics: Study Tips, ACT, College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning, SAT, Test Optional

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Topics: Study Tips, ACT, College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning, SAT, Test Optional

Adapting Perfectly: Changes to the Upcoming AP Exams

Posted on Apr 13, 2020 11:37:50 AM

In response to COVID-19, the College Board recently announced significant updates to content, structure, and administration for its upcoming Advanced Placement (AP) exams, with reassurances that it will continue to update school counselors, teachers, and students throughout the month of April, leading up to May’s at-home exam administration. Testing dates are May 11-15 and May 18-22, with a make-up period of June 1-5. The schedule and content for all exams can be found here. Recognizing educational disruption as a result of school closings, College Board is also posting its own free, daily lessons covering all exam subjects here.

Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips, News, Test-Prep, College Planning, College Board, APUSH

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Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips, News, Test-Prep, College Planning, College Board, APUSH

The Latest Intel on College Admissions & Testing in Light of Covid-19

Posted on Mar 23, 2020 4:54:55 PM

Summer vacation came in the spring this year, brought to us by the Coronavirus and its attendant bumper crop of lemons. And when you’re given lemons….

Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips, ACT/SAT, Virtual, Coronavirus

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Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips, ACT/SAT, Virtual, Coronavirus

7 Study Tips for the AP Exams - Score At The Top

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 5:00:00 PM

If you follow these seven steps, you’ll likely increase your chances at doing well on your AP exams.

Learn More About our AP Strategy Workshops

Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips

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Topics: AP Exams, Study Tips

6 SAT Study Apps to Help you Succeed - Score At The Top

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 2:50:00 PM


Taking the SATs is an important step for getting into college. Studying is key, and practice tests help you prepare and calm your nerves. However, if sitting at a desk with a thick textbook is not your style, consider some alternate routes.

Technology is making studying interesting, diverse and easily accessible. You do not have to buy an expensive study guide but rather you can download free apps to your smartphone or tablet so you can study anywhere, anytime. Get the most out of your study time and use these tools to secure a higher score and a brighter future.

Topics: Study Tips, SAT Test, Test-Prep

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Topics: Study Tips, SAT Test, Test-Prep

How to Avoid Distractions While Studying at Home - Score At The Top

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Studying is difficult for many students, as it requires focused motivation and attention skills, neither of which are known as young people's strongest attributes. According to College Parents of America, students should spend approximately 2 to 3 hours of study time for each hour they attend class. While most students have the drive to study, many become easily distracted or lose their motivation quickly. From outdoor disturbances to hunger cravings, it’s crucial to learn how to control your surroundings and avoid distractions when studying at home to ensure academic success.

Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep

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Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep

The Secret to Studying - Score At The Top

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Some research indicates that the overwhelming majority of students study the wrong way. Students simply re-read their notes and textbook, believing that through simple repetition they can learn by osmosis! Hardly the case.

Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, Tutoring

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Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, Tutoring

How to Succeed in College: Time Management Tips - Score At The Top

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 12:00:00 AM

The life and schedule of a college student in the U.S. has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. A 2010 study published by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) showed modern college students studied an average of 10 fewer hours per week than students in 1961. One would guess the growth of technology over the past 50 years has played a role in reducing study time. But, the study showed tech had little to do with it. As it turns out, today's college students have more on their plates, meaning less time for studying and a greater need for time management.

Topics: Study Tips, College Planning, Educational-Consulting

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Topics: Study Tips, College Planning, Educational-Consulting

The PSAT: Things to Remember - Score At The Top

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 12:00:00 AM

While your junior PSAT score is the initial qualifier for prestigious National Merit Scholarship recognition, this year’s scores are important not only for early college planning, but for identifying your testing strengths and weaknesses so you can more appropriately prepare for the SAT and ACT. After all, these tests are the second most important factor in college admissions, second only to your academic record. The SAT and ACT even play a significant role in financial aid, merit-based scholarships, and placement in freshman college courses.

Topics: Study Tips, PSAT

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Topics: Study Tips, PSAT

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